Going beyond the ordinary is what memorable travel is all about. So, if you’re the kind of curiosity- seeker who loves getting out and experiencing new places with just a few others, then small group travel is for you. By leaving the logistics to the experts – hotels, transportation, meals, daily excursions, and more – you’ll feel more relaxed and at ease, and certain to have an incredible time making memories.

Remember, to make sure you find the small group tour company that best fits your needs and interests, be sure to contact an Affluent Traveler Collection specialist who can help match you with these exclusive small-group excursions and many, many more.


A Private Jet Journey by Abercrombie & Kent is the pinnacle of inspiring adventure. With no more than 48 guests included on each itinerary, you’ll relish insider access, fine dining, and invitation-only cultural events arranged by A&K’s local experts. As you jet from one destination to the next with the finest Tour Managers and a dedicated flight crew, you’ll end each day in accommodations chosen for their comfort, hospitality, and true local character. From the moment you arrive until the day you bid your private jet crew farewell, you’ll experience a vacation that combines luxury, authenticity, and expertise as only A&K can.

We’re quite fond of A&K’s Cultural Treasures Private Jet itinerary that takes guests around the world and introduces them to some of the most fascinating peoples, places, and celebrations, in intimate and unforgettable ways. From the peerless Taj Mahal and Abu Dhabi’s modern wonders to a Sicilian wedding party and the Bhutanese tshechu festival, and much more, the Cultural Treasures immerses visitors in the touchstones that define the societies that created them.

Wings Over the World is another unique offering from Abercrombie & Kent that utilizes private charter flights to fly between locales, allowing you to see more than you ever thought possible on a single itinerary. Signature A&K benefits include a small group size, remarkable five-star accommodations rarely available to larger groups, and more time exploring alongside your Resident Tour Director®.

Limited to just 13 guests, A&K’s Wings Over Spain & Morocco is another itinerary we love as it explores two countries forever linked to the Moorish culture, flying between destinations via exclusively chartered flights to discover how the Moors shaped the region’s iconic architecture and incredible cuisine. This luxury getaway features several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a stay at A&K’s Exclusive Desert Tented Camp, and a private flamenco performance at a palace in Seville.


Luxury Gold’s immersive tours attract the culturally curious from around the English-speaking world, who explore together as couples, friends and family, or on their own. No matter where you journey with Luxury Gold, there's never a crowd. With their small groups, you’ll benefit from more personalized service from a Traveling Concierge and gain access to people and places that are closed to larger groups.

Following their passion for tailoring extraordinary trips, Luxury Gold has created The Chairman's Collection that allows guests the opportunity to mingle with legendary locals, including European nobility and celebrated icons in the Americas. These elite experiences have been personally curated by the late Chairman, Mr. Stanley Tollman, and call upon his extensive connections and are inspired by his life in travel.

Itineraries from the Chairman’s Collection will introduce guests personally to many intriguing people throughout their journey. In England, Her Grace, the Duchess of Northumberland, will personally welcome you for a private tour of her beloved Alnwick Castle Gardens. The duchess led the restoration efforts for the gardens, bringing them back to their former glory as a benefit for the entire community. This exclusive event includes an indulgent seasonal lunch, before joining a Local Expert for an in-depth exploration of the 11th-century castle.

In Italy, Marchese Mazzei invites you to his ancestral home, Castello di Fonterutoli. For 25 generations, the Mazzei family has been mastering the art of winemaking. Guests will indulge in a special lunch of Tuscan delights and a tasting of renowned Chianti wines. And in Austria you’ll join Princess Anita von Hohenberg at her family home, Artstetten Castle, for a private cocktail reception and to learn about her Habsburg heritage. As a direct descendant of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, whose assassination in 1914 led to the outbreak of World War I, Princess Anita has a wealth of stories to share.


When designing impeccable small group tours, the professionals at Collette know that authentic adventures are about delivering a sense of possibility across all seven continents. Since 1918, Collette has been sharing the love and art of travel with a worldwide collection that features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, family trips, garden holidays, and more.

For those who prefer going a little off the beaten path, Collette’s Small Group Explorations tours delve into engaging, immersive experiences. You’ll absorb a destination’s true culture and enjoy more built-in free time. On Small Group Explorations you’ll be joined by 14 to 24 like-minded travelers, with groups often averaging 15 people. With such a small number in your group, you’ll have access to unique places you couldn’t get into with a larger group. Best of all, you won’t be part of the crowd – you’ll be an integral part of a cultural expedition that’s out to discover the heart of a new location.

Included among the Small Group Explorations are two favorites of ours: Jewels of Portugal, introducing globetrotters to the lovely Azores, the archipelago gems of Portugal; and Exploring Big Sky Country, featuring the great state of Montana, and Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.

In the Azores, guests will traverse the entire rim of the Sete Cidades Caldera and descend into Algar do Carvao, the “Cavern of Coal” lava tube, with an expert guide. Throughout the trip you’ll savor a light home-hosted lunch featuring local meats and cheeses and delve into the culture of Portuguese island life. On Exploring Big Sky Country, you’ll see Yellowstone National Park and cruise on the Missouri River through the Gates of the Mountains, named by legendary explorers Lewis and Clark. Other highlights include Glacier National Park, white water rafting (or a scenic float down the Flathead River), and meeting a descendant of the last Kootenai chief to learn about the importance of the land in native life.

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